Everybody Wants Some!!
Directed and written by Richard Linklater. Produced by Megan Ellison, Richard Linklater, and Ginger Sledge. Release date: April 1, 2016.
While I'm sure there are some out there, I don't think I've ever met anyone who actively admits to disliking Dazed and Confused. It's one of those films that seems almost universally loved. Richard Linklater, its director, has now made a spiritual successor called Everybody Wants Some!!. Yes, it has two exclamation marks in the title. The idea here is that it's Dazed and Confused, but set in the 1980s instead of the '70s. There are worse ideas for a movie. I'm in.
Directed and written by Ilya Naishuller. Produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Ilya Naishuller, Inga Vainshtein Smith, and Ekaterina Kononenko. Release date: April 8, 2016.
The Doom first-person sequence didn't work, and the two that were found in The Brothers Grimsby were pretty bad, but Hardcore Henry has been relatively well received in its festival appearances, and it's one about which I'm intrigued, if not necessarily excited. Will it be a gimmick that grows tiresome after a few minutes? Will it be nauseating? Or will it be an experiment that pays off and gives filmmakers a new way to tell a story? We'll find out in just a few weeks.